Klopp slams 'senseless' Nations League

Fans of Liverpool react as the Manchester City team bus arrives prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp took aim at UEFA's new Nations League competition, labelling it "senseless", after his side headed into the worldwide break with a home draw against Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday. The Cityzens are level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool but their goal differential is better than the other two.

Liverpool and City appeared reluctant to commit to all-out attack and only succeeded in canceling each other out.

"Up and down they are the best team in the world".

"I think to keep a clean sheet after a penalty in the last five minutes makes me a very happy man".

But the door is certainly open for him in the next month to break into the Liverpool XI, with games against Huddersfield Town, Red Star Belgrade and Cardiff City to play in October. "We had our chances as well, it was not as if it was their game", said Gomez, who admitted they were fortunate to escape with Mahrez's failure from the spot. In fact, I am still not sure they will make it into the top four.

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"But I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the hard games which we have against mid-table and lower teams". Since pre-season I believe I've understood the way Jurgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays.

You have to go further down the table to find Manchester United in eighth place and, much like Arsenal, I do not see them as title contenders at all.

While he has been impressed by their, he reckons Sarri's side are too reliant on Eden Hazard, who scored his ninth goal of the campaign in the 3-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday.

City probably asked more questions than Liverpool and such was their quality on the ball, they always looked in control and had Riyad Mahrez not missed his 86th minute penalty kick you couldn't argue with the reigning champs edging this one.

"We already knew what we had to do if we want to compete to win something". We were back on track even after we had to change Milly [James Milner] which you never want to do, especially in the first half.

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